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Nexthaus provides Blackberry Sync service for Open-Xchange Server 5

TARRYTOWN, NY and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Open-Xchange Inc. the leading provider of open source collaboration software, announced today that it has joined forces with Nexthaus - the SyncML technology unit of Hostopia.com, Inc. - to enable the synchronization of contacts, calendars and tasks for Open-Xchange Server 5 with BlackBerry devices.

TARRYTOWN, NY and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Open-Xchange Inc. the leading provider of open source collaboration software, announced today that it has joined forces with Nexthaus – the SyncML technology unit of Hostopia.com, Inc. – to enable the synchronization of contacts, calendars and tasks for Open-Xchange Server 5 with BlackBerry devices.

With Nexthaus's SyncJe for Blackberry(TM), Open-Xchange customers will be able to wirelessly synchronize data from their Blackberry devices via the Open-Xchange Server 5. SyncJe for Blackberry is an application that installs directly onto Blackberry devices, enabling centrally stored Personal Information Management (PIM) data to be exchanged, wirelessly, between Blackberry devices and Open-Xchange Server 5. Users can sync their contacts, calendars and tasks free from any device cradles or wires and can even set an automatic synchronization scheduler. SyncJe is compatible with any SyncML server and comes with one year of maintenance and support.

"Open-Xchange's vision is to bring new levels of productivity to the underserved SMB market through product leadership and technology partnerships," said Oliver Nachtrab, Vice President Products of Open-Xchange. "Due to our standard based smart collaboration architecture it was easy to integrate the Nexthaus solution from Hostopia into our latest email and PIM services, providing an exciting new set of services for our customers. These services are available anywhere, anytime and with any Blackberry device, all for a compellingly low cost."

"Open-Xchange truly understands the SMB market space. Their choice of the Nexthaus SyncJe Blackberry client from Hostopia will enable their users to experience all of the functionality of larger enterprise-level systems at a fraction of the cost," said Paul D. Engels, Chief Marketing Officer of Hostopia. "Open-Xchange has a state-of-the art server solution for any small-to-medium sized business. We feel our leading client application helps them truly level the playing field against any collaborative email solutions vendor."

SyncJe for BlackBerry is available for US$39.95 and can be downloaded directly to your device by visiting www.open-xchange.com/nexthaus from your BlackBerry.

For more information, please contact info@nexthaus.com About Nexthaus

Nexthaus is the global leader in data and device synchronization and has developed industry-recognized SyncML solutions that feature wireless interoperability between PC's, handheld devices and mobile phones. Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies, internet service providers, domain registrars, and web hosting service providers. Hostopia's customers purchase their web services on a wholesale basis and resell these services under their own brands to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company provides customers with the technology, infrastructure, and support services to enable them to offer web services, while saving them research and development as well as capital and operating costs typically associated with the design, development, and delivery of web services. For more information, visit www.nexthaus.com.

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source messaging and collaboration solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, academic institutions and government authorities ("SME"). Its products are available directly from the company, through partners and Software-as-a-Service providers. Open-Xchange provides SME's with state-of-the-art messaging and collaboration solutions traditionally only accessible to large corporations. By empowering SME's, Open-Xchange helps them compete more effectively in the global economy. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held holding company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com.

SOURCE Hostopia.com Inc.

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